Tag Archives: Cityscape

Visual activism in the urban landscape #3 – questioning how women’s bodies are displayed

The third post on visual activism in the urban landscape, I found this one day in September outside Marks and Spencer’s on St Mary’s Gate in the city centre of Manchester. This Pussy Riot-styled and carefully placed translucent sticker (I … Continue reading

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Visual activism in the urban landscape #2 – Cities of Hope

This second post on visual activism in the urban landscape, shows an image from Manchester’s Northern Quarter Cities of Hope Festival. One of a series of images where international Street Artists championed social and environmental justice and highlighted the need … Continue reading

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Visual activism in the urban landscape #1 – how immigrants have made Britain what it is today

These next three posts focus on visual activism – encompassing a variety of forms of street art, guerrilla campaigning, using posters, stickers, paintings and drawing placed in the urban landscape. These images were all taken whilst going about my daily … Continue reading

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Alternative perspectives of Manchester along a short stretch of Rochdale Canal #2

Further images from a walk along Rochdale Canal taken a couple of weeks ago (see previous post).   Image credits: Sarah Spanton

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Alternative perspectives of Manchester along a short stretch of Rochdale Canal #1

As part of a student module investigating the pricing of land for development in Manchester, I’ve been exploring canal-side development opportunities, particularly on the Ashton Canal. To get more of a feel for the urban perspective from the canals in … Continue reading

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Taking photographs in cities in the UK and Europe – Shopfronts #1

As in earlier this month, here are another series of photographs – this time taken of shopfronts. London, 2010 Marseille, 2012 Montpellier, 2014 Zagreb, 2012

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Taking photographs in cities in the UK and Europe – Doors and Gates #1

Here some of my images focussing on doors and gates taken in recent years. I’ve long had a fascination with them, especially their visual, textural and physical qualities. I think this is because of their significance in terms of marking … Continue reading

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